Sunday, 13. April 2014
Wine becomes a feature of our trip as the next day we set off to a nearby winery, the Adega do Cantor — ‘winery of the singer’. The name refers not to some long-gone chanteuse, but to the current owner: Cliff Richard, the Peter Pan of Plonk.
The old crooner bought the place some years ago and it now produces up to 200,000 bottles a year — mostly a drinkable red, but his favourite is the sparkling pink. Sitting among the vines, we pop open a chilled bottle of it to sip in the afternoon sun.